Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers In Elgin

Since establishing our legal practice, the Makarone Law Firm personal injury attorneys in Elgin have been dedicated to helping injury victims in Elgin and other cities throughout the greater Chicago area. When you or a loved one has suffered injury in an accident caused by another person’s careless, intentional, or negligent actions, recovering from the harm that has been done to you can be overwhelming.

Besides the emotional and physical pain you’re suffering, you have to deal with adverse changes in your quality of life, missing time on the job, the non-stop calls and e-mails from insurance companies, property damage issues, and other consequences. It can feel as though your life is spinning out of control. It’s unfair, especially since none of this is your fault. Now is the time to let the Makarone Law Firm shoulder your burden.

The Insurance Companies are not Your Friend

The insurance companies are prepared to deal with personal injury claims in Elgin and despite what they advertise, they do not have your best interests in mind. In fact, they have goals to meet whenever someone files a claim against them. Unfortunately, helping you during your recovery IS NOT one of those goals. Their job and sometimes their salary or commissions depend on their ability to minimize the amount of your settlement. Their TV ads may tell you that you’ll be taken care of, but they won’t deliver on that promise.

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We are Expert Litigators and Negotiators

As legal representatives for injury victims in Elgin and the surrounding communities, the Makarone Law Firm  is to give you back the control over your recovery by turning and turn the tables on the at-fault party, their insurer, and their lawyers. We can’t undo the hurt you’ve suffered, but we can make the guilty party pay for the damage that’s been done. We have the resources needed to help ease the emotional and financial pain of your recovery. But more importantly, we will protect your rights during the legal process.

Damages in Your Personal Injury Case

Many clients ask us what their case is worth in terms of compensation. The answer to that is “damages” or what the accident and your injuries have cost you emotionally, financially, mentally, and physically. In some questions, we may even question if the defendant’s behavior should be punished as well. There are 3 types of damages that you can be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. These include:

  Compensatory or economic damages – As the most concrete, identifiable damages in a personal injury case, compensatory or economic damages include monetary amounts for lost income, medical expenses, and property damage. These are definitive amounts based on the injury victim’s person and property.
  General or non-economic damages – Your Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyer in Elgin will sue for these damages in conjunction with the above damages. However, they are less specific and less tangible. It is often difficult to assign a value to these damages. Examples of general or non-economic damages include emotional distress, loss of relationship, and pain and suffering. Factors that are taken into consideration where these damages are concerned include the age of the plaintiff, their occupation and income, and the severity or permanency of the injuries they’ve suffered.
  Punitive damages– When the at-fault party’s (defendant’s) behavior has been overly egregious, our personal injury lawyers in Elgin will seek punitive damages. Because the burden of proof for punitive damages is so high, they are the most difficult to obtain in a lawsuit and therefore relatively rare in occurrence.

The Need for a Personal Injury Lawyer

Recovering from your injuries can be difficult without the support of an experienced personal injury lawyer. You’re trying to put your life back together but the stress and worry about your future is making it tough. Rest assured that we will protect your legal interests and rights throughout the legal process. For more information about how we can help when you’ve been injured, call the Makarone Law Firm and speak with our personal injury lawyer in Illinois today.

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Let the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers get you the compensation you deserve and ensure your rights are protected. Call us today.

Makarone Law Firm – Elgin
Consultation Office (Call for an appointment)
1350 E Chicago St Suite 17B
Elgin, IL 60120
  (877) 925-7040   Elgin